PEDRO MATOS - MIGUEL JUSTINO CONTEMPORARY ART

Installation view, Pedro Matos, Miguel Justino Contemporary Art

Installation view, Pedro Matos, Miguel Justino Contemporary Art

Installation view, Pedro Matos, Miguel Justino Contemporary Art

Installation view, Pedro Matos, Miguel Justino Contemporary Art

Installation view, Pedro Matos, Miguel Justino Contemporary Art

Installation view, Pedro Matos, Miguel Justino Contemporary Art

Installation view, Pedro Matos, Miguel Justino Contemporary Art

Installation view, Pedro Matos, Miguel Justino Contemporary Art

Installation view, Pedro Matos, Miguel Justino Contemporary Art

Installation view, Pedro Matos, Miguel Justino Contemporary Art

Pedro Matos is the artist's latest solo presentation at Miguel Justino Contemporary Art's project room, with exclusively new works. Featured in the exhibition is work titled Rolled Paintings, an installation of five canvas that relates to the realities of the current art market. Standing rolled paintings displayed as they are often stored and shipped inside mailing tubes, that shall never be seen or displayed as a regular painting, giving the viewer just a glimpse of its images.
In addition to the sculptural installation, the artist also presents five paintings of his Withered Paintings series, part of his continuous investigation of the ephemeral and decaying, the withered and downtrodden – Qualities that present in the urban landscape and nature alike, whether made by unconscious human gestures and mark making or natural phenomena. Rendered in the form of meticulous and highly detailed works, the artist explores the intricacy of abstract textures and fragmented details, lying at the boundary between abstraction and representation. 

Pedro Matos - Pedro Matos
Miguel Justino Contemporary Art, March 19 - April 24
www.migueljustino.pt